Missing Hiker Found Dead – The body of a hiker who went missing on Mount Baldy last December have been found. The man identified as Sreenivas ‘Sree’ Mokkapati a 52-year-old man was last seen in December.
It was reported that Mokkapati seperated from his group while hiking. The week he dissappeared, the peak was covered in snow and overnight temperature was close freezing.
The daily search for Mokkapati was carried out by The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Volunteers along with search and rescue members from San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Tulare, Fresno, San Mateo and Kern Counties. Also the Helicopters from San Bernardino and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Departments was part of the search team.
They ransack the mountain daily but suspended the search when one of the searcher died.
The remains of the deceased was found on 19th June, 2020, at a height of about 7,800 feet on Mt. Baldy’s northwest side.
After a section of autopsy, he was identified to be Mokkapati on June 27th.